iPad Sentinel - New TD

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  1. Carlos-Sz

    Carlos-Sz Well-Known Member

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    #1 Carlos-Sz, Feb 27, 2009
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    Sentinel - $4.99 (8.4 MB)

    Fist impressions (I'm playing and I'll update this in the next minutes):

    Before playing:

    - it loads fast
    - 2 game modes: Assault and Endurance (it’s locked)
    - 4 difficulty levels: easy to psycho
    - 3 maps (only the 1st is unlocked)
    - spaceship hud alike interface, quite nice, with a matching background music

    Playing:

    - 60 waves (1st map)
    - pinch to zoom in/out
    - easy to place towers and a nice animation when it is built
    - subtle sounds (no annoying sound when a new wave starts)
    - towers (at least the ones I can play right now) mix to the background texture like in 7 Cities which is not good. After plying more the towers kind of stand out due the animations (good)
    - upgrades change the tower appearance (great!)
    - the first map has a barrier to contain the waves (something like an obstacle so aliens have to break it to access the other part of the map)
    - one of the best tower animations I've seen so far
    - if you have enough money you can fix structures

    I'll play it more for sure. Everything feels right about this TD. Very polished. I can't believe it's only 8.4 MB. After playing some minutes (so it's not a review) I have that "I want more" feeling that lacked for me while playing Garden Defender.


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  2. GBX

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    Wow...looks very impressive!


    edit: Just saw the vid...I am getting it, looks to be easily on par with field-runners and 7cities which are like the big 2 of TD games
     
  3. Wegmans

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    My first reaction when i read the title was "oh nooo another TD!"

    But WOW this looks fantastic! Anyone take the plunge yet?
     
  4. coconutbowling

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    Stunning graphics. Unfortunately bad timing. I've spent so much that I won't be purchasing this any time soon.
     
  5. radchad1

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    #5 radchad1, Feb 27, 2009
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    The graphics look sick and very detailed. I wonder how it plays compared to the other TD games like Field Runners or geodefense. At 4.99 don't know if I will bite.
     
  6. soccerstud652

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    I'm in when the price drops!
     
  7. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    Me too, i've bought like 3 $5 games in a row... I can't justify this quite yet... I'll just sit on the side-lines and hope that I hear some good feedback!

    That video they have is great, i wish it were longer, or that there were a couple other ones to watch.. I like the look of the upgrade system..
     
  8. G0tsk1llz

    G0tsk1llz Well-Known Member

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    This game actually has really good graffics. I may want to pick this up
     
  9. Carlos-Sz

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    I think I'll get this title. I like geoDefense but I'm waiting for the first update. Garden Defender is just OK. So... :D
     
  10. NienorGT

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    Look impressive indeed, but I won't touch it at this price with no "Lite" versions.
     
  11. arta

    arta Well-Known Member

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    *listens to soundtrack, gets Mass Effect chills*

    Definitely getting this! :eek:
     
  12. radchad1

    radchad1 Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree with you on that. Developers need to also submit lite versions when they submit the full version of games. So, we can try them out and if we don't like it than we don't lose our shirt on the game :p
     
  13. NotYou

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    Wow! That is one sexy looking game.

    In the video, the "creeps" run in scattered directions. That's something I haven't seen in any iPhone TDs(iPhone TDs are the only kind I've played, though).

    It's nice that brings something new as well as looking good. I think I'm going to try it out for $5.
     
  14. hkiphone

    hkiphone Well-Known Member

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    Same here. I GOTTA STOP REFRESHING the forum page!!!! This looks detailed enough to pass as a Command and Conquer stand in!!!!
    But alas, spent 2mths worth of games already..... Wish there was some sort of official "roadmap" of expected games to be developed, approved and released by Apple. Would help us plan out budgets better. I think.
     
  15. arta

    arta Well-Known Member

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    Apple wants you to spend money frivolously. Part of the hustle.

    I'm a victim. :(
     
  16. VeganTnT

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    Damn it! Another TD game for me to buy =( I'll see what I can do about getting some impressions together for this one.
     
  17. Big Albie

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    Whoa, didn't see Sentinel coming. The graphics look great, and if the video is accurate in terms of framerate, I'm going to have to, have to get this.
     
  18. smirnoffsky

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    OMG pls tell me it sucks because I do not want to force myself to buy it right now... anyone tried it yet??! first impressions?
     
  19. Carlos-Sz

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    Fist impressions (I'm playing and I'll update this in the next minutes - check the initial post):

    Before playing:

    - it loads fast
    - 2 game modes: Assault and Endurance (it’s locked)
    - 4 difficulty levels: easy to psycho
    - 3 maps (only the 1st is unlocked)
    - spaceship hud alike interface, quite nice, with a matching background music

    Playing:

    - 60 waves
    - pinch to zoom in/out
    - easy to place towers and a nice animation when it is built
    - subtle sounds (no annoying sound when a new wave starts)
    - towers (at least the ones I can play right now) mix to the background texture like in 7 Cities which is not good
    - upgrades change the tower appearance (great!)
    - the first map has a barrier to contain the waves (something like an obstacle so aliens have to break it to access the other part of the map)

    Back to playing... More later! So far so good!!
     
  20. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    Nice thx for the heads up carlos!!! Good review so far, I am tempted!
     

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